Laura Black
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Carol Stream, Ill. – Aug. 13, 2018 – One of the biggest stumbling blocks for the construction industry today is understanding how to change—this impacts everything including rebuilding infrastructure, the labor shortage, sustainability, operations, digital transformation, and more. Change is perhaps one of the biggest factors that needs to be addressed in the construction industry.

This is one of the chief reasons Constructech is holding the Technology Day 2018 Conference on Thursday, August 23, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago – Arlington Heights, Ill.

“The construction industry is one of the most resilient, but has been slower, than other industries, to adopt new technologies,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Constructech magazine, and president of Specialty Publishing Media. “That all changes on August 23. Construction companies from across the globe will gather to identify how to change at a faster pace, by not only leveraging technology in new and exciting ways, but to begin to think differently about shareholder value and the worker of the future.”

Constructech is bringing together a roundtable of thought leaders in the space who will give their opinions about how digital transformation is changing the way workers perform tasks today.

Moderated by Laura Black, editor, Constructech magazine, the panel will include:

  • Sandra Benson, director global business development, construction, Hexagon PPM
  • Jit Kee Chin, chief data officer, Suffolk
  • Jason Pelkey, CIO, Gilbane Building Co.
  • Claire Rutkowski, CIO, Bentley Systems

“Innovation through technology needs to add value and streamline antiquated processes in the field,” says Jason Pelkey, senior vice president and CIO, Gilbane Building Company. “We look beyond the core use of a specific technology, stretch its capabilities, leverage its data, test it, and then integrate it into a larger platform to maximize its potential.”

For a complete overview of Constructech’s Technology Day 2018 event, along with registration information, and to learn more about this year’s sponsor InEight, visit

To learn more about the agenda, visit

About Constructech Magazine
Constructech has connected hundreds of thousands of construction professionals for 20 years. Constructech’s audience is comprised of construction professionals who specify products, systems, and tools in residential, commercial, and industrial building marketplaces. For more information about Constructech, visit

About Constructech Technology Day
Constructech Technology Day is a one-day conference that dives into discussions on the use of technology in the construction industry. The conference is open to project managers, CEOs, students, CTOs, IT directors, professors, and more. Technology Day provides attendees with the opportunity to identify ways to effectively use technology to be most efficient in the office and at the jobsite.